In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.3 / iOS 10 firmware on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
As is the case with any major iOS update, people rush to update their devices to have a feel of all those new features that Apple promises will take your experience to a whole new level. Sometimes, people accidentally tap on the iOS update download and install button on their device without taking into account the consequences of their actions. Have you recently upgraded to new iOS 11 firmware update only to regret your decision later due to moving away from stable iOS 10 to a completely new firmware that might contain bugs, performance issues, device compatibility problem, apps crashing or similar other errors? Well, it may not be your finest hour as an iOS user, but thankfully, it is possible to downgrade from iOS 11 back to iOS 10.3.3 while Apple is still signing the firmware.
How to Downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.3 on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
Reverting from iOS 11 back to iOS 10.3.3 is possible using iTunes. There is once caveat though, that downgrading back to iOS 10.3.3 from iOS 11 won’t allow you to restore any iCloud or iTunes backup that you created on the iOS 11 version. During the downgrade process, you will get the option to use restore the backup created on iOS 10.3.3, or choose to set your device up as an entirely new. Keeping that mind, follow the steps below to start downgrading from iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.3 using iTunes and IPSW links.
Note: Downgrading to iOS 10.3.3 is possible because Apple is still signing the firmware version. So, hurry before the official support is cut off. If you are rocking iOS 11 beta version, then follow this guide to downgrade from iOS 11 beta to iOS 10.3.3 on related devices.
Step 1 – First of all, it should go without saying, that you will need to have latest iTunes software version installed on your Windows PC or Mac.
Step 2 – Next, make sure you are in possession of a fully working IPSW file for your device. You can download iOS 10.3.3 iPSW files for all compatible devices from here: Download iOS 10.3.3 Final IPSW Files for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Step 3 – Now, grab your iOS device and turn off Find My iPhone feature. To do so, navigate to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone, and turn the Find My iPhone toggle switch to OFF position and enter your iCloud password to confirm your decision.
Note: Before moving further, note that you can bypass DFU mode altogether in the next step-4 and jump straight to the Step-5 to restore iOS 10.3.3 like normal from the iTunes. But we recommend that you should follow the DFU mode method as it is considered a safer option.
Step 4 – Now, connect your iOS device to computer via USB lightening cable and launch iTunes software. Make sure to connect your device while its in DFU or Recovery mode. Here is a guide to enable DFU mode on iPhone 7. On non-iPhone 7 devices, press and hold down the Power + Home buttons for around 10 seconds, then release the Power button while keep pressing the Home button. Wait until your device enter the DFU mode and a message shows up on iTunes that it has detected your device in Recovery Mode, after which you can release the Home button.
Step 5 – In iTunes, press and hold the Option key on MAC, or SHIFT key on Windows, and select the Restore iPhone… option on the main menu of iTunes window.
Step 6 – Select the iOS 10.3.3 IPSW files for your device model from the location where you saved it on computer.
Step 7 – Now wait for the iTunes to complete the firmware downgrade process on your iOS device.
Step 8 – That’s all.
You iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch has been successfully downgraded from iOS 11 back to iOS 10.3.3 full final stable version. For more assistance, drop your queries in the comments section below.